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What is Functional &

Integrative Medicine?

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This approach to healthcare focuses on supporting the patient as a whole person while using multiple alternative modalities and determining the root cause of most chronic illnesses. 

 

Rather than relying on drugs or surgery alone, practitioners dive deep into the patient's history and biochemistry to discover core imbalances and causes for illness.

   Functional medicine is highly personalized and often includes a detailed analysis of an individual’s genetic makeup. FIM Medical Nutrition Therapy dietitians may utilize micronutrient or food sensitivity tests as part of a client's assessment and care plan.

https://www.ifm.org/functional-medicine/what-is-functional-medicine/

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